What is natural, semi-synthetic and synthetic drugs?

There is now a sea of different textiles and materials to choose from, to, for example, the next project that you might perhaps have to start with. And sometimes it's hard to find out what's what. It is often not in the right to figure out what the advantages or the properties of one material have, in relation to the other, and what that could mean. We will, therefore, try to give an overview of some textiles, which are natural, semi-synthetic and synthetic, as well as the advantages and disadvantages they have.

In other words, hopefully, we can give you something.food for thought ;.

Natural fiber

Applicable to the natural materials is that the drug is derived from animals or plants. The substance has not been in contact with chemical substances and is, therefore, 100% natural, biodegradable, and therefore does not harm the environment.

Linen / Listen


Linen is made of flax yarn, which is spun out of fibre found in the flax of the audible plant. The fabric is incredibly popular and has been used for many years. The text is one of the oldest and can be traced back to Egypt, more than 4000 years ago. Over time, the material has been presented as an example of cleanliness. The textile technology has been used in everything from clothing to bed-bed, bed blankets, towels, and a lot more.

Processing of processingthe process, from the seed that the seed has been sown to the final text of the tissue, can beVariers, some of which extend more than 250 days. The prepared textile products then go under the name linen. The long process of processing did that it was only available to the upper class.

A texting of 100% flax is incredibly strong when it is wet and often weave together with cotton, to the so-called 'half linen'. The mixture of linen and cotton makes it clear that the textile fabric has the two characteristics of both materials, soft and strong.

Used in : Linen is a texter, which is very popular today, as it can be used for sheets, clothing and towels.

Parts :  When it's natural insulating, it keeps you warm in the winter and chilly in the summer.We love it because of its functionality, comfort and sustainability. 

Ulemper :  It is relatively easy and cheap to grow, but the production of the fibres used to make flax linen is very difficult and requires a lot of knowledge, experience and time. Although it is rarely in a time when everything is automated, the production of flax fibre is normally still in the hands.

Find linen here : You can find a large selection of linen in more than 16 different colors Right here.


cotton plant,

Cotton is the most widespread natural textiles worldwide. The use of cotton to clothing can be traced back thousands of years back in time. The cotton textile is produced by pluckingthe small hairs that surround and protect cotton seed ;cotton plant. Then it will be the spool of thread or yarn, which then is woven into textiles.It is this seed wool that we use for the manufacture of yarn and textiles.Cotton is characterised by the fact that it is very slick, breathable, soft and comfy. Cotton is very common in everyday clothes, but has the disadvantage that it can absorb very water, and is therefore not recommended to be used for air-use.

Used in : Cotton can be used in everything from uClothes, T-shirts, sweatshirts, pants, jackets, but mostly for everyday use.

Parts : The substance is slitiable, comfy, breathable, and cheap.

Ulepms : The downside of cotton is that it isbberwater much water, drying slowly, and has a bad warm / weight ratio.

Find cotton here : At G & Myou can find a large selection of cotton as canvas, muslin, twill, poplinor plain, cotton, in many different colors and patterns.


Semi-synthetic fiber

Semi-synthesized text or referred to" regenerated ", materials and are human-produced textiles in a mixture of biological / organic material. Semi-synthetic fibres were created as a cheaper substitute for silk, but not so synthetic and cheaply as a synthetic fór. Semi-synthetic fiber consists of cellulose, typically extracted from wood, which through a chemical process is dissolved, and then produced for thin synthetic fibres, which are almost exclusively of cellulose.In other words, there is a synthetic fiber-knit derived from natural materials.

Vicosis (Rayon)

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Rayon, on a daily basis, is known as "Vicosis" is one of the oldest anthropogenic textiles, the first time was manufactured in 1855. The production of Vicose is based on cellulose, which comes from plants but has been exposed to a Chemical process to get the finished fiber.

Vicosis is also known as the fiber-fibre, as the material is trying to emulate silks. The material originated originally because one lacked a cheaper substitute for real silk. The name viscose is most used in Europe and is initially linked to the manufacturing process, which is precisely under this name.

Used in : Although the material originals have been used in housing, it also used to produce clothes like skirts, shirts and dresses.

Parts : Rayon / viskose is soft, has a silky-like feeling, absorbs and evaporated sweat and fluid. This makes it an obvious choice for the summer weather.

Ulemper : The downside of the vicosis is that there is a long chemical manufacturing process from plant to complete fibre and the material is not 100% biodegradable.

Locate viscose here : You may find a large selection of viscosis in more than 23 different colors Right here.

Synthetic fiber

Where natural materials are basically created from nature, synthetic materials are exclusively man-made from various chemical processes. This is typically a longer chemical process that is taking place. Synthetic textiles are thus not natural. They are not biodegradable either, and the textiles in relation to natural fibres are not environmentally friendly unless it can be reused in other productions such as polyester.



Polyester is a description of the code covering it. subgroup of the wider chemical term ' polymers '. Polyester used in clothing issynthetic thermoplastic polymers, in other cases plastics. Polyester has super good qualities, like both the inside, the middle layer, the outer layer, and pretty much everything you can imagine, because it's good at not absorbing water. It's really good for the heat.So polyestertextiles are incredibly fast-running.

Polyester has the property that it can be reused and givesHence the possibility of producing new polyester clothing in a sustainable way.However, polyester represents a very serious environmental impact if it is not reused, as it is not degraded in nature.

Used in : Polyester is used for everything : any form of fleece, fiberinsulation for clothing and sleeping bags and outlets for tents.

Parts : Light, strong, absorbent water, and therefore dries rapidly, cheaply, can be used in many types of products, can be manufactured from recycling plastics, such as PET bottles, and can be reused. Also, the light, hot polyester materials (fleece and fiberinsulation) give very warm weight to the heat.

Ulemper : Not quite as much exterior material, such as nylon, will soon smell if you use it as a baselayer, major environmental liability if it is not recysable.

Find polyester here : In the G & M place, we are very much in sustainability. Therefore, all our polyester is recovered from plastic, including plastic cylinks.You can find a large selection of polyester Right here.


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